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Demand Growing — OHI Opens Its Fifth State-of-the-Art Health Center in Five Years

The public is invited to celebrate the opening of OHI’s (Ocean Health Initiatives) newest state-of-the-art health center in Ocean County, Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Sea Oaks Medical Campus, 798 Route 539, Building 3, Little Egg Harbor, N.J. 08087.

The OHI health center will focus on family medicine. The Little Egg Harbor facility has 12 exam rooms, four dental chairs, a pharmacy, and LabCorp. Services include pediatrics, maternal and child health, prenatal, universal immunizations, behavioral health, dental, family medicine, internal medicine, OB/GYN, podiatry and social services.

Congressman Frank LoBiondo and Senator Chris Connors have been invited to speak. David Schlick, deputy mayor of Little Egg Harbor Township; Susan Marshall, mayor of Tuckerton; and Melissa McCooley, superintendent of schools, Little Egg Harbor Township will be among the dignitaries.

Dr. Theresa Berger, president and CEO of OHI, said, “OHI is in an exciting time of continuous development, as we are opening our fifth site in the last five years.  We are proud to now offer the residents of Southern Ocean County a brand new state-of-the-art health center at a prime location.”

The opening of OHI’s news health center coincides with National Health Center Week, which recognizes the success of delivering health care through the work and programs of Community Health Centers, and raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers, the largest and most successful system of primary health care.

OHI is a 501 (c)(3) federally qualified health center (FQHC) with locations in Lakewood, Toms River, Manahawkin and Lakehurst.  Its mission is to positively impact the health and wellness of those who are uninsured and underinsured, homeless, and people with limited English proficiency. A sliding-fee scale is available, based on an individual’s or family’s ability to pay.

Attendees are invited to an open house, tours of the new facility, and light refreshments.  Information about OHI and its services will be available.  Anyone who wishes to attend should contact Kimberly Tozzi, Community Relations Coordinator by email, ktozzi@ohinj.org , or by phone (732) 719-9016 to confirm attendance and coordinate logistics.

OHI Opens New Health Center in Manchester

OHI---Lakehurst-(250px-(w))Ocean Health Initiatives (OHI), has opened the Manchester Health Center, a 2,900-square-foot space with seven exam rooms, at Lakehurst Circle Center II, 686 Route 70, Lakehurst. The Manchester Health Center includes laboratory services provided by LabCorp, WIC (the Women, Infants and Children public health program) and a pharmacy for OHI patients.

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Doctor Shira Meyer, an internal medicine physician, has begun seeing patients.

OHI Announces Its 2014 Board of Directors

OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) federally qualified health center (FQHC) with locations in Lakewood, Toms River, and Manahawkin has announced its 2014 Board of Directors.

The 2014 OHI executive board is made up of Chairman Jorge Rod, Jackson, CEO and owner of JA Rod Associations, and the publisher of Latinos Unidos of New Jersey and the Ocean County Jewish Journal; Vice Chairman Dr. Anthony Lombardino, Millstone Township, a board-certified neurologist; Secretary Danny Goldberg, Lakewood, the executive director of the Jewish Federation of Ocean County and adjunct professor at Ocean County College; and Treasurer Catherine Ainora, Millstone Township, senior vice president of System Development and Planning, and a member of the Executive Leadership Committee of Barnabas Health.

Other 2014 OHI board members include Alexander Torres, administrative assistant to the director of the Educational Support Services Department at St. Francis Community Center, and a pastor and worship leader in the Hispanic community of The Church of Grace and Peace, Toms River; Debra Levinson, regional director for the Ocean Monmouth Health Alliance, a regional chronic disease coalition, grant-funded by the Office of Cancer Control and Prevention, N.J. Department of Health; John Craddox, athletic director at Lakewood High School where he was principal of the Oak Street School; Odelind Lewis, licensed clinical social worker who was director of Brookdale Community College’s Asbury Park satellite campus; and Zarita Mattox, the chief librarian of the Ocean County Library, Toms River branch.

OHI provides comprehensive preventative and primary health and dental care to the uninsured and underinsured populations in Ocean County, N.J., at several locations: 101 Second Street, Lakewood; 301 Lakehurst Road, Toms River; 333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin; Clifton Avenue Elementary School, 625 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood; and the Mobile Medical Unit outside the George J. Mitchell Elementary School, 950 N. Green Street, Little Egg Harbor.

OHI increases access to care by using an affordable, sliding scale fee, and by serving patients regardless of their ability to pay. OHI employs 138 people and has 21 providers (doctors and nurse practitioners) who offer their services in such areas as dental, OB/GYN, pediatrics, podiatry, internal medicine, family medicine, and social services. In 2013, 22,399 individual patients were treated at OHI, resulting in 79,534 total patient visits. Close to 5,000 patients (4,948) received flu shots and 902 babies were delivered.

For more information about OHI’s board members visit https://ohinj.org/board-members-of-ohi.html